Bastrop County, Texas

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Bastrop County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of 2006, the population was 71,700. Its county seat is Bastrop[1]. Bastrop County is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (he was actually a commoner named Philip Hendrik Nering Bogel wanted for embezzlement in his native country of the Netherlands), an early Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants in Texas. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 896 square miles (2,320.6 km2), of which 888 square miles (2,299.9 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (0.84%) is water.

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